Welcome our tropical collection of artificial Cordyline plants. We hope we’ve captured the beauty and essence of their natural cousins. A little history about the tropical plant helps shape our approach. This ornamental house plant finds its roots in the western Pacific Ocean in countries like Australia and New Zealand. The common name is derived from the Greek word kordyle, meaning club, which is a shout out to its large underground rhizomes/stems.
In aboriginal Maori tribes, these stems, high in carbohydrates and sugars, were used a sweeteners for other foods they used in cooking. Europeans travelling in the region learned these techniques to draw the fructose out of the stems and used the sugar to make alcohol and other fermented beverages. Today Cordyline is one of the most widely cultivated trees and plants in Australia and it is primarily used as an ornamental for yard and indoor house plant projects. With such a wide variety of colors and natural looks, we decided to capture this tropical house plant design in our collection.
One of the things that sets this house plant apart from some of the other options we carry is its varying leaf style. We carry both flat green looks, but also variegated leaf designs in several different color schemes from light to dark based on your project needs. We also carry a red/green variegated design which is perfect when you need the plant to stand out a little bit more in a room.
One of my favorite things about these tropicals is the newer technology we use in the leaves. We can closely capture the rubbery feel, texture and sheen they have in nature. So much so that people have a hard time believing they aren’t real. Compared to other designs these large leaf tropical plants do an amazing job mimicking what is happening in the natural world. My favorite use for them is next to a couch or sitting bench in a waiting room where a tall plant just isn’t going to match your décor.
Whether you need a single plant or you need a cornucopia of tropical plants for a larger display our artificial Cordyline should be a part of your project. And as always, if you need any advice on sizing and placement give us a ring we are here to help you through your project.